Cities Transition Summit
22 & 24 SEP | Systems Solutions for Climate Resilience
About this event
Cities are breathing ecosystems, vulnerable to shocks from both within and outside; pollution, flooding, social unrest, inequality, unemployment, corruption, climate change and now, pandemics.
Systemic solutions that simultaneously deliver co-benefits for climate, public health, society, and the economy strengthen city resilience and offer leverage points for city governors. Transport policies that increase active travel, reduce pollution, minimise carbon and bring social cohesion are some such solutions. As are housing policies that target fuel poverty, improve energy efficiency, reduce emissions from the housing sector and create local, green jobs.
With COP26 beckoning a decade of action, it is time for cities to move from systems thinking to systems action. Cities are the testbeds and trailblazers of innovation. We need smart, targeted climate plans that hit leverage points and build community resilience.
SESSION 1 | 22 September 2021 | 10:00 – 11:40 BST
Mayoral actions for a just, green urban transition
SESSION 2 | 22 September 2021 | 14:00 – 15:40 BST
Delivering on decarbonisation and health in the buildings and built environment sector
SESSION 3 | 24 September 2021 | 10:00 – 11:35 BST
Circularity in the City Environment: What does it mean, what are the benefits and how do we do it
SESSION 4 | 24 September 2021 | 14:00 – 15:35 BST
Cities in balance with nature: Nature-based solutions for climate adaptation, mitigation and urban prosperity
About Transition Summits
The Transition Summits are a collection of high-level, 2-day virtual gatherings with each focussing on a specific sector transition: Hydrogen, Industry, Transport and Energy.
The Summits bring together key stakeholders driving sustainable and net-zero transition from policy and regulation to innovation, technology and investment. This is the ideal platform for investors, project developers, policy makers and innovators to share insights and expertise on key transition trends and opportunities.
These are highly sophisticated, 4-session events hosted on a professional virtual platform designed for our audience to network, connect and explore new opportunities within these specific sector transitions.